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Aniket Sathe, 15, is in a program that's trying to persuade India's boys to treat girls as their equals. Here he's pictured with his younger sister, Aarati, 12, waiting for the rain to stop before walking her to school. Poulomi Basu / VII Photo/for NPR hide caption

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Why This Boy Started Helping His Sister With Chores: #15Girls

All his life, Aniket Sathe has been taught that men rule the world. He lives in India, one of the worst countries for women. Now a new class is changing his attitude.

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Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow Spiro

Carmen Smith now gets the insulin she needs via her doctor's prescription. When she lacked health insurance, buying a version of the medicine over the counter was cheaper, she says. But it was hard to get the dose right. Lynn Ischay for NPR hide caption

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You Can Buy Insulin Without A Prescription, But Should You?

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A strain of high-cannabidiol marijuana is used to create extracts used in experimental epilepsy treatments. GW Pharmaceuticals hide caption

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Marijuana Extract May Help Some Children With Epilepsy, Study Finds

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From Med To Lay The Gothenburg Address

Shell's Jack Pine Mine near Fort MacKay, Alberta. The largest trucks, called "heavy haulers," can hold 400 tons of oil sands material. It takes 2 tons to produce one barrel of oil. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Between Cheap Gas And Carbon Caps, Oil Sands Face Uncertain Fate

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Megalopolis Rodrigo y Gabriela
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Maria Mercedes Vittar (from left), Paola Fiorita and Ana Zappella are all unmarried mothers in Buenos Aries who often spend time together. In Argentina and most other Latin American countries, well over half of all babies are now born to unwed mothers. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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All Across Latin America, Unwed Mothers Are Now The Norm

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Aniket Sathe, 15, is in a program that's trying to persuade India's boys to treat girls as their equals. Here he's pictured with his younger sister, Aarati, 12, waiting for the rain to stop before walking her to school. Poulomi Basu / VII Photo/for NPR hide caption

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Why This Boy Started Helping His Sister With Chores: #15Girls

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Wayne Berry is training to be a truck driver. The shortage of drivers is so severe that on his second day of training, he already had a job offer. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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Trucking Shortage: Drivers Aren't Always In It For The Long Haul

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Life Is a Highway Chris LeDoux
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Sunspots Bob Mould

Starlings migrating in huge numbers come to roost this time of year in Rome. In the past, the city used special speakers that emit sounds of predators and starling distress calls to make the birds fly elsewhere. This year, falcons have been enlisted to drive the starlings out — without success. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dodging Droppings, Romans Cope With Massive Influx Of Starlings

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Cimarrón Harold Lopez-Nussa
Price I've Paid Trek Life & Oddisee
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Autumn Leaves Brennan Villines

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